Ellen Watson is celebrating her 40th year on the staff and faculty at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA, where she studies, practices, and teaches various modalities of moving meditation practice.
A licensed minister, Ellen believes that the core of all healing begins in the realm of the heart and the Spirit. Among her great pleasures are opening the door for people to dance, to sing and play and pray, to touch and be touched. She is passionate about spreading the good news about how waking up can heal and transform the mind, body and soul.
Ellen is a teacher of Esalen® Massage & Bodywork, Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms, Holotropic Breathwork, Vibrance, Touching Essence, Wake Up & Roar and Your Body is a Musical Instrument.
From 1984 through 2003, Ellen developed and administered the Movement Arts Program at Esalen. In 1996, she founded MovingVentures whose mission is education in the somatic arts, focusing on women and men in developing countries, and the southern USA.
MovingVentures faculty offer workshops, retreats, and trainings at Esalen, in Bali, and at other inspiring locations around the globe.